Δευτέρα, 5 Φεβρουαρίου 2007

ρίτσαρντ σκέλτον




στο τελευταίο wire υπάρχει μια σελίδα παρουσίαση στο έργο του richard skelton -και στο τελευταίο άλμπουμ του the shape leaves, στο οποίο υπογράφει ως a broken consort- ενώ στο site του το
wire δίνει ένα αποκλειστικό κομμάτι με τίτλο effacer. τα άλμπουμ της sustain-release κυκλοφορούν μόνο σε 50 αντίτυπα...
η παρουσίαση είναι από εδώ:
Using loops and sustained droning chords to create layered soundscapes, Richard Skelton has created a slowly evolving collection of pieces that could be soundtracks for time-lapse films of flowers slowly growing or the movements of clouds across the sky.
“In The Hanged Air” opens the album beautifully, a gentle cascade of sound, with the droning bowed notes, softened by the half-forgotten melodies underneath, the music slowly undulating creating new phrases and patterns as it moves forward. For “A Momentary Sun” muffled percussion is added, the music remaining light and perfectly balanced creating a sense of weightlessness, Something that is less apparent on “And All Their Silver And Gold”, where the dense layers of sound create a more sinister and claustrophobic atmosphere.
At only two minutes thirty six, “For Nothing” is a drifting piece of psychedelia, a repetitive tambourine offering stability in a vortex of whistle bells and drones that is over far too soon. The last listed track “The Longing Day” is also one of the finest, here the drones are given time to develop and play against each other, each listen revealing new combination of sound, The music never being allowed to fall into chaos, always retaining it’s sense of identity.
Having come this far, a bonus/hidden track is revealed to our ears, the music given free reign over fifteen glorious minutes as the piece build into a crescendo of light, flickering and oscillating with an intensity of purpose, the music taking on a life of its own.
the longing day